COVID-19 Antibody Test – Abbott
Following recent precautionary advice issued by the Medical Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding the use of self-collection sample kits, we recommend all COVID-19 antibody testing to be done within the clinic via a venous sample.
If you would still prefer to use a self-collection sample kit, you can be added on a waiting list until we receive further notification from the MHRA.
SF Screening and Vaccinations is now authorised to carry out private COVID-19 antibody and PCR swab testing. The test is produced by Abbott and has been approved for use by Public Health England. It delivers 100% specificity to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibodies and a 97.5% sensitivity rating.
The testing laboratory is registered and authorised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); the government regulatory body for health and social care.
International studies are ongoing to provide further guidance on the protection afforded by these antibodies and how long the immunity may last.
How do I use the test?
Please read the above MHRA update regarding the self-collection kits.
Our COVID-19 antibody test utilises a finger-prick blood collection sample, which can be posted out as a home testing kit. The kit can be returned back to us via a first class postage paid envelope. Your home collection sample package will contain:-
· Blood collection sample bottle
· Instructions on how to take a sample
· Request form
· Postage-paid return envelope
We recommend testing at least 14 days after symptoms first appear to ensure accuracy. Results are received within 24-48 hours and can be emailed to all patients. The anonymised results will be shared with health bodies and Public Health England to collate COVID-19 data on behalf of government statistics.
£100 per test
How long do results take to come back?
The laboratory can process the results within 24 hours on receipt of the sample. We can email you the confirmation of your results.
How do I order a test?
If you would like to book in for a COVID-19 antibody test or speak to a healthcare professional about the self-collection kits, please contact the clinic:-
T: 0113 2213533
T: 0113 8730242
We welcome all enquiries from businesses requiring COVID-19 antibody testing for employees returning back to work. We are able to offer discounted rates to support businesses and welfare of staff.
COVID-19 Antibody Test
This test detects IgG antibodies produced by the body once infected with COVID-19.
The test requires a blood sample, either through self-collection sample or venepuncture. Following the MHRA update, we are currently only providing venepuncture samples so a clinic appointment will be required.
COVID-19 PCR Test
This test detects the virus so is used when a patient has active symptoms.
The PCR test has also been requested by some countries for travel purposes.
The test requires a swab of the nose or throat.
We can send these out for testing at home. A prepaid envelope will be provided to return the sample.
The results are processed within 48 hours of receiving them and an official results letter will be sent.
Individual cost: £200
Family/couples cost: £150 per person